Y/C video is also known as S-Video (the "Y" is the luminance signal -- brightness -- and the "C" is the Chroma or color signal). Analog audio is just that: the left and right channels.... the "white and red" RCA cables. Unless you have a WVHS recorder, you'll not be able to record off the component video output. There is no (easy) way to record DVI signals other than through the DishWire (IEEE-1394 or Firewire) signals which are not to be enabled in the initial release of the software and which will only be recordable via a 5C/HDCP compliant device (to prevent theft of a high-definition perfect digital copy unless authorized). There is no DVD recorder (commercially) on the market that will record HD signals. Even if you could find one, the current DVD format would not have enough capacity to hold very much of a HD program. Although technically _possible_ to (one day) record HD onto HD-DVDs, the movie studios will prevent that from happening so that one will not be able to steal a movie and duplicate it (think Napster & peer-to-peer music file sharing and all the ruckus that has caused).